“Are we just going to sit here and watch some white people fall in love all day?”

In a small rehearsal room, a diverse company of 6 actors attempt to devise a performance about the first modern genocide – to chilling effect. Directed by acclaimed intentional theater-maker Shariffa Ali, written by Yale alum and Windham Campbell winner Jackie Sibblies Drury, We Are Proud to Present… is an incendiary, funny-until-it-isn’t play that premiered to universal acclaim and demands answers about the violence of erasure and the politics of performance. What histories and stories get told, and how do we tell them?

Content Advisory: This production contains brief strong language, instances of racial slurs, depictions of violence, and some sexual content. For more information, please contact the producer at [email protected].

  • Wednesday Evening
    February 22, 2017
    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Thursday Evening
    February 23, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Friday Evening
    February 24, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday Matinee
    February 25, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Evening
    February 25, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm



222 York Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06511, United States


Erected in 1926, the University Theatre contains a 640-seat auditorium. For 2017 University Commencement parking, accommodations, and dining options, visit the official webpage.


The Dramat offers all of our patrons accessibility services, including wheelchair and accessible entrances seating and assistive listening devices. The University Theatre (222 York Street) features a ramp and automatic door at the front entrance.

For more information, or to book an accessible ticket and arrange assistance, email the Box Office at [email protected].